Award Winning Photographer To Lead Cass State Park Workshop In September

Cass, WV – Cass State Park, like the majority of Pocahontas County offers breathtaking vistas for photographers of all ages and experience. So it seems only fitting that it would be a good place to host a photography workshop with award winning photographer Clayton Spangler.

Spangler, an artist living and working in Charleston, WV, will lead the three day workshop, open to photographers of all skill levels. Participants should bring cameras, film or memory cards, tripods, sturdy walking shoes and outdoor clothing. Electrical cords and outlets will be available to those interested in bringing their laptop computers.

The workshop begins Friday, Sept 10th with a meet and greet from 7 to 9pm. Saturday will feature a variety of classroom and field instruction, followed by a cookout Saturday evening. The workshop wraps up Sunday afternoon.

Some of the topics covered in the workshop include composition techniques, visualization exercises, equipment use, using flash effectively, and image enhancement techniques.

Spangler’s images have appeared in such magazines as Wonderful West Virginia, Paddler and Southern Living. His work is also included in the Professional Photographers of America’s traveling collection.

He also uses digital photography to create fine art. Using software that allows him to “paint”, he creates pictures with vivid jewel tone colors that look like they’ve been done with oils or watercolor paints. You can see examples of his work at

The photography workshop at Cass State Park is Sept 10th thru the 12th. Participants are encouraged to stay in one of the state park’s restored company two-story houses. Workshop space is limited and the cost for the workshop is $100.00 per person. To register for the workshop or for overnight accommodations, call the park at 304-456-4300.

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